Published on 14-04-2017 11:23 AM
As a website, we’re here because of a love for Volkswagen Group products from the entry level right the way through to Porsche, Lamborhini and Bentley, but up until now there’s never really been a car covers that whole spectrum within one model. That’s all changed now that Skoda have unveiled their first SUV, the Kodiaq.
While many manufacturers have been creeping more and more upmarket, Skoda have been busy making some of the best value family cars you can buy. With it’s hot vRS versions, the Octavia is a popular choice for everyone from petrolheads to taxi drivers, and with the third generation launched in 2015 the Superb is currently the biggest estate car for sale in the UK.
All this while Volkswagen and Audi have been generating all the group SUV sales in this burgeoning market with their Touareg, Tiguan, Q3, Q5 and Q7 models – it was time for Skoda to shine.
Sitting between the Tiguan/Q3 and Touareg/Q7 in terms of size, the Skoda Kodiaq is a seven seat (standard on SE L or above) SUV built in the VW MQB platform. This means that it’s 4,697mm long (40mm longer than Octavia), 1,882mm wide and can have up to 104mm of legroom in the rear. In other words, it’s a very spacious car without being a massive, full-size SUV.
Looking head on to the car you get a sense that Skoda have done a good job over the last few years of creating a family look or “design language” in marketing speak. The Kodiaq looks like a pumped